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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

2400 Sixth St NW Washington, DC 20059-0001
Admissions Phone: (202) 806-2755
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Howard University
  • Located in Washington, DC
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 10,379 students enrolled
  • 54% admitted
  • $21,450 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • there's ups and downs
  • May-18-2016 I am a current student here

    stay on top of all of your stuff. check your bison web holds. check your epay to make sure you don't owe money. a lot of kids got caught up with that, you have to be an adult now. its not howard's responsibility to look out for you, look out or yourself. a lot of people who say they hate it here are typically people who can't keep up. also, a lot of people meet the scholarship requirements but not everyone gets them, keep that in mind, theres only so much they can give out. do not come here if you were offered a full ride somewhere else. its stupid and then all you will do is complain when you can't pay your bill. so unless you're on scholarship, want to take out loans (which a lot of people do), or have another guaranteed way to pay for it in full, do not come here. you won't last a full year that way.

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  • adrienne - bowie, md
  • May-14-2016 I am a current student here

    choose another school!!! i currently attend howard for grad school in the occupational therapy department and it's horrible. the school is very unprofessional and the professors are unprofessional and very inconsiderate. they cancel and delay class minutes before the start of class, they don't update grades, expect you to know information that was never taught, and don't respond to emails. this is the worst college experience i have ever had and would never choose howard ever again

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  • amiyah from buffalo, ny
  • May-01-2016 I am a current student here

    know exactly what you need, according to your major scheme. not much help is provided by administration, but this can be good in helping students become independent.

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  • Wish I went to a PWI from NY
  • Feb-14-2016 I am a current student here

    DO NOT ATTEND UNLESS YOU GET A SCHOLARSHIP! I cannot stress this enough, this school is not worth going into debt 50k a year for. Only attend if you got an amazing scholarship. The organization at this school is appalling. You won't get answers, you'll be put on hold or waiting for hours, their student portal is not properly coded. It's much more difficult to do what you need here than at a PWI. Get internships. You will not learn what you need to do at this school. Get internships to get actual experience. We have no resources. We don't have desks, smartboards, and any other cool equipment. We don't get the type of education we should be getting in this competitive world. Howard is stuck in the stone age. There's pretty much no where to eat on campus. We just got a chipotle this year. And all the places are pretty far from most the dorms and on the most ratchet street in America, Georgia ave. Do not eat in the subway when its dark (yes even at like 5pm) because you will be harassed by homeless people. (have you ever been to a PWI and they have like 5 starbucks, a real food court, and a million other things? Yeah we don't have that) Going to a PWI would probably be better for your future and career but the ONLY thing Howard has going for it is the fact that companies like to reach their diversity quotas. Everyone likes to compare Howard to the ivies but I have no idea why. We don't have the money, we don't have the connections, we don't have academic rigor, we don't have the resources. WE ARE NOT HARVARD OR YALE. With the condition of this school, we are more comparable to the terrible local state school. All of the buildings are extremely old and water is always leaking, problems with AC or heat, all these other things. It's like walking into abandoned buildings in some spots.

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  • Freshman
  • Dec-23-2015 I am a current student here

    Do not come here without a set plan on how you are going to pay for it. Keep an open mind about everything because there will be some downs, but how you get up is what matters. Also, I highly recommend you do not take a math class at Howard. Look up your major's plan of study and take the required math at your local junior college.

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